Defense IT


Army network modernization

Army network modernization drives security, bandwidth improvements

Migrating to cloud architectures could help the Army improve security and bandwidth, according to some Army officials.

Air Force to test NIPRnet access for iPads

Air Force to test NIPRnet access for iPads

Recent advances in mobile device security and the ability to compartmentalize information have made it possible to further integrate iPads into Air Force networks.

DOD to eliminate common access cards

DOD to eliminate common access cards

The Defense Department’s CIO announced a two-year plan to phase out CAC use on information systems.

DOD bringing recruitment into the digital age

DOD bringing recruitment into the digital age

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he wants to reinvigorate the recruitment process with digital workflows and microtargeting.

Acquisition: More like jazz, less like practicing scales

Acquisition: More like jazz, less like practicing scales

Federal IT purchasing needs more room for innovation.

Teamwork celebrated at InnovateIT awards

Teamwork celebrated at InnovateIT awards

The winners of AFCEA Bethesda InnovateIT Awards credited their teams for their projects’ success.

DARPA wants to teach machines how to learn

DARPA wants to teach machines how to learn

The Fundamental Limits of Learning program aims to build a theoretical framework for teaching machines to generalize their existing knowledge to new situations.

Arlington national cemetery

Database, app to streamline operations in national military cemeteries

The virtualized Enterprise Interment Services System uses a mobile app to help cemetery operations teams streamline maintenance and a common virtual database and network environment for military cemeteries nationwide.

NRO adds cubesats to its fleet

NRO adds cubesats to its fleet

With the small, inexpensive cubesats, missions for National Reconnaissance Office and its partners are now more affordable.

Sailors pitch ideas for Navy improvements

Sailors pitch ideas for Navy improvements

The Athena challenge gives the Navy an opportunity to get ideas directly from the warfighters who deal with issues first hand.

NAVAIR looking to address cyber resilience

NAVAIR wants to build cyber resiliency into weapons systems

Naval Air Systems Command issued a broad agency announcement for research to ensure weapon systems can survive and exploit cyber warfare.

DisasterSim trains Army for foreign disaster assistance

DisasterSim trains Army for foreign disaster assistance

The hour-long scenario teaches soldiers how to work with Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, non-governmental agencies and the host nation.


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